Good afternoon, Because of the multiple layers of 14 gauge seal with the fiberglass blanket, this grill will hold heat for a while. It can be used as a portable grill but will need several hours for cool down before transporting.
Yes it will work great for that ... it takes a little while for it to cool down after using but if you close all the vents up then it will cool down a bit faster ... but still very good for the use that you wanna use it for ... I love that little grill won't take anything else with me when I go camping
It doesn't take long. When I finish cooking, I close the vents which cuts off the Oxygen and you can see the temp gauge dropping. I keep mine in the garage except when I am grilling and put it back as soon as The gauge drops. This is a great little smoker. I can't see why anyone wouldn't like it.. or couldn't use it.. If I were hauling it somewhere, I would make sure it was secured so it wouldn't tip over and it needs to set on a sturdy table about 16'' high to use it comfortable. I haven't timed that cooling off period but I believe you would be safe in an hour.